Singapore | October 26, 2016– Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Biman) has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) to deliver a premium entertainment experience onboard its new fleet of four B787-8 aircraft.

A. M. Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO for Biman said, “For our new 787-8 aircraft, we want an entertainment experience that immerses our guests in our brand and the culture of Bangladesh. After looking at all the options available today, it was clear that Panasonic could deliver the kind of experiences and technology we needed to ensure a premium experience onboard our newest aircraft. We look forward to working with Panasonic for many years to come.”

The agreement, which represents the first time the companies have collaborated on inflight entertainment, ensures that Biman’s four new B787-8 aircraft will feature hi-definition screens, advanced touch-screen handsets, and a “home theatre” experience to passengers.

Panasonic Avionics President and CEO Paul Margis said: “We are honored to have been selected by Biman to provide the latest generation of inflight entertainment for their new Dreamliner fleet. Working together, we’ll leverage the most advanced technology available to create a superlative and memorable passenger experience.”

Panasonic’s eX3 system has been chosen by many of the world’s leading global carriers due to its unmatched entertainment capabilities, ultra-lightweight design, low total cost of ownership and high reliability. This cutting-edge inflight entertainment solution is capable of delivering more than 700 hours of on-demand audio and video entertainment. It offers excellent picture quality with enhanced colour and contrast features. Its monitors are future-proofed by offering enough processing power to support all of today’s applications as well as those being introduced in the years to come.

  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines takes delivery of new 737—every seat equipped with new easy-to-use, easy-to-maintain, and reliable IFE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa | November 30, 2015– Rockwell Collins’ PAVES™ seat-centric in-flight entertainment (IFE) system has entered into service on a new Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 delivered to Biman Bangladesh Airlines. The company’s advanced large-screen, high-definition (HD) IFE system is featured in both business and economy classes.

“This is an exciting moment for Rockwell Collins and one that highlights the shift taking place in the IFE market,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Information Systems for Rockwell Collins. “It is gratifying to see the unique, personal touch that Biman was able to put into the design of its PAVES system using the Rockwell Collins GUI developer kit.”

With PAVES, airlines are able to develop their own look and experience for passengers as well as efficiently manage non-DRM content via Rockwell Collins’ graphical user interface (GUI) developer kit through a web portal management tool. Further, the system features an open-software architecture to support customized and third-party applications with minimal effort.

Additionally, the PAVES seat-centric design maximizes reliability by eliminating any single point of failure. Each in-seat system is independent, so seat monitors store viewing content. Also, the system is equipped with a quick-release mechanism to replace in-seat displays in less than 60 seconds or rapidly repair broken audio pins.

“Biman Bangladesh Airlines is pleased by the installation of Rockwell Collins’ new and innovative PAVES seat-centric IFE system on our new 737 aircraft,” said Mr. A.M. Mosaddique Ahmed, director, Customer Services, Managing Director & CEO (acting) for Biman Bangladesh Airlines. “Their excellent global service and quality of cabin products meets the same reliability and quality we see in their flight deck avionics. Our passengers will be pleased to use this advanced IFE system with intuitive interface and we look forward to it bringing value to Biman Bangladesh Airlines.”

The next PAVES seat-centric IFE system will be delivered on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft in December.

Rockwell Collins’ complete portfolio of PAVES IFE and connectivity solutions meets the passenger engagement needs of any airline, including seat-centric, broadcast and wireless IFE, broadband connectivity, moving map and passenger services systems—all from one company.